I’ve been fascinated with this Pantone X Caron series since I first saw them on Michaels store shelves. This past weekend was the first time I ever bought one. The only thing I could see these for were scarves or hats and, as a person who doesn’t really wear either, I never splurged.
The Bubble Beanie has been popping up on Ravelry and Facebook and that was my original intention for this yarn since it’s colder than sin at night still, for the moment.
Now, that obviously wasn’t the pattern I decided to use. In fact, someone had a finished one, in this colorway, on their Ravelry page and I didn’t like how it turned out. Back to the drawing boards. I wasn’t in the mood to search and search through Ravelry so I just grabbed some needles I thought would work and started the brim. I had no idea where I was going to go from there, but I was determined. This hat is the result.
When starting this Beanie, I recommend using a stretchy cast on. My favorite, that I use for all things that need to stretch, is the Old Norwegian Cast On! Give it a try and maybe you’ll like it as much as I do!
Pantone Bulky Cable Beanie
- US 10.5 Circular Needles (or DPNs if you prefer)
- Bulky Yarn (Pantone X Caron)
- Cable Needle
- Pom Pom (optional)
- 2/2 RC: Place 2 stitches onto a cable needle, hold needle in back of work, work 2 stitches from left hand needle, work 2 stitches off cable needle.
- 2/2 LC: Place 2 stitches onto a cable needle, hold needle in front of work, work 2 stitches from left hand needle, work 2 stitches off cable needle.
CO 54(66,72), join for working in the round.
Brim: (k1, p1) around.
Repeat until you have 1.5(2, 2)” from CO edge.
- Round 1-2: Knit around.
- Round 3: *K2, 2/2 RC,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 4-6: Knit around.
- Round 7: *2/2 LC, K2,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 8: Knit around.
Repeat rounds 1-8 until hat measures 5(6, 6)” from brim. End on a Round 8.
- Round 1: *K4, k2tog,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 2: *K3, k2tog,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 3: *K2, k2tog,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 4: *K1, k2tog,** Repeat from *to** around.
- Round 5: *k2tog, Repeat around.
Leaving a long tail, cut the yarn and weave it through remaking live stitches to close up the top of the hat. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
I hope you enjoy this hat as much as I do! And if you happen to have or find this yarn, it’s worth the splurge!